Okay, so I've had a few folks message me and ask me what I'm using to record with on Sing Snap.... so... I have an MXL990 microphone, connected to a Behringer Eurorack UB1002fx to give it power, which then goes into my laptop mic jack. That's all. The UB1002fx is supposed to have a bunch of effects built in, but only number 0 works, 1 through 99 don't. LOL. Anyway, thank you for stopping by : )
I don't know if anyone actually ever reads this or not, but it's mid August of '16 and I got an urge to update some stuff here. I'm still tobacco free since New Year's Eve, and I think my singing is better because of it. At times it seems easier to sing.
About singing.... I think I can sing, but maybe I never could, and I've been foolin' myself all along ... I hate thinking I might be one of those people you've seen audition for Idol or something, that just plain stunk up the place, but thought they were the next Whitney or Celine... I surely hope I ain't one of THOSE people LOL... Regardless, I do love music. I've always sung along with the radio or whatever, when I was alone of course, and always been able to "fit" a good song to something in my life it seemed. Sometimes I'm okay with the sound of my singing, sometimes I can't stand it, many times it's some of both at the same time, but now and then I happen to put one together that I truly enjoy enough to give myself a small pat on the back. Every time I sing here, I start it up, record it, mmsb, and save.... unless there's one of those 'technical glitches' that makes it like skip a beat in the middle of the song so there's no way to synch the music and the voice. If that happens I'll re-sing it.... otherwise it usually once and done kind of thing. Sort of like what you'd hear if it was in person, one take. Hence many of them have 'clinkers' somewhere, or I missed a few words there, or misspoke a word here and there.... LOL Of course, I sing because I love the words and/or the music and would do it just to hear it myself (as I mostly am nowadays LOL), but it is always nice for someone else to hear it and be able to 'go somewhere' because of it. I'm pretty sure I've been rambling long enough for now... perhaps even too long LOL C'est la vie....
djp5050 (aka Dan)
I never set out to become a "singer", but alone in my room in the 60s, I would sing along to 45s and pretend it was me on the record. Later on in the 70's (til now), driving in my car I would take the 'long way home' so I could sing along to my fav songs on the radio. But, that's all it ever was... I've never sang in public, never sang in front of anyone, I'm still alone in my room pretending to be a singer, only now I can hear what it actually sounds like LOL. THIS would also explain why most of my songs are just a 'little off' from the originals, because I am singing them as I remember them, if that makes sense. Only if it's one I haven't heard before will I try to find it on youtube or somewhere. Thank you for visiting, and sign my guestbook!! (if I have one????) LOL
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Other than singing along with the radio or whatever, I just started to sing/record stuff in February of 2009, and decided I kinda liked it, creativity-wise. Still learning of course, but there is quite a difference between those first recordings in Feb. and the recordings I'm making now (I "think" for the better I mean LOL I'll tell ya more about me after the song list that follows:
This list, is comprised of the duets I did with singsnapper MLP (horn player AND singer extraordinaire).. hope you enjoy.
Okay.. back to my info...
I also like to fish, golf, camp, (anything outdoors really). I do some rollerblading, bowl, I'm an excellent cook/baker, a not so excellent guitar player (but I try), and a hopeless (and I DO mean hopeless) romantic. I'm single mostly...sorta... I've been living for most of 10 years with a sweet gal named Melissa, but we're still making up our minds on each other, so... don't wanna rush into anything, ya know.... So, I say single because I'm not technically/legally married or promised to anyone LOL anyway, back to the music..... please
This is a cherished banner.... (and you'll notice there aren't to many on here!!) Thank you fellow Okies for this. I am honored and humbled by the multitude of talent from this state!! This is the song I turned in As She's Walking Away (by djp5050 and djp5050 LOL)
Here are the songs I entered for an 8 week contest, in order (week 8 was final week, I did take second LOL)
This is from a "one song contest" I entered, and in keeping with the "theme", I did one take of this one and sent it in LOL
below is the song that we sang for the duet win.